150 Autumn Adventures with the Nature Detectives

Autumn is a great time to play outdoors Treasure hunting, leaf collecting, blackberry picking, conker playing, seed planting… Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads. Nature Detectives is organised by the Woodland Trust.

Wild Food and Medicine in the Woods

On a bleak Thursday morning in September, fifteen hardy souls braved the cold and wind to discover what was available out there in our woods for us to eat or to use as medicine for our ailments and aches and pains. And learn we did. The knowledge and passion of our guide, Anna of Floramedica, […]

Wild Food and Medicine in the Woods

Used for centuries as food and medicine, wild plants are a treasure trove on our own doorstep- for free! Please come along and join us with Anna of Floramedica on a sociable walk on the wild side in Craiglockhart Woods to identify and collect some nutritious seasonal plants and explore their history, lore and uses […]

Craiglockhart Nature Trail – Clean Up Event

Sunday, 10th June 10.00am- 12.00pm Come along and give us a hand to collect litter. Even an hour of your time would be most welcome.  We will provide bags, gloves and litter pickers. Meet at gate to pond at Lockharton Crescent at 10.00am Organised by the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail

Lost and Found

A nice warm jacket was left behind after Sunday’s Picnic Lunch. It was on the ground behind the trail plan. If sounds like it may be yours and your are keen to get it back please call 0131 443 2166.

KIDS – spring activity sheet for the Nature Detectives

It’s a great time to play outdoors! The natural world wakes up from a long sleep with buds bursting into leaf, flowers blooming and animals waking from hibernation. Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads. Click here for downloads, spotter sheets and more.

Annual General Meeting, Thursday 8th March

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail will take place on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 7.00 for 7.30 at the Craiglockhart Tennis Centre.  Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.  The AGM will start at 7.30 and will be followed by a short presentation by a guest speaker – […]

What have the Countryside Rangers been up to recently?

September/October Bat boxes were checked this month by one of our Countryside Rangers (CR) who has a bat licence, there was no evidence of bats using them although bats can be seen around the pond at dusk and just after the sun has set.  Some of the bat boxes have been nailed down which makes […]

Green Flag Awards – People’s Choice – vote now

The Green Flag team are asking people to vote for their favourite Green Flag Park. The deadline for entries is the 12th September. This is the second year that the public have been encouraged to vote for their local park or green space to make it the nation’s favourite park. Last year’s winner, Queen’s Park […]